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"Media Edge" is a is a video magazine series presented on several cable access channels in the United States. "Media Edge" has offered two hours of in-depth, thought-provoking, progressive viewpoints every week since April 2005. "Media Edge" features segments created by Sacramento area producers, along with nationally distributed videos and documentaries.

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In 2015, The Physicians for Social Responsibility (Sacramento Chapter) received 170 entries from high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties, describing their thoughts on the words of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said, "The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded." Each finalist in this year's contest, chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, received a $1,000 scholarship. After each finalist read their essay at this April 26, 2015 event...
Topic: Physicians for Social Responsibility, PSR, PSR Scholarship Essay contest
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Aug 25, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #381 of "Media Edge" (August 25-27): "Your Sanctuary" (21 minutes) "Whaling to Watching" is a video feast, laden with platters of whale footage, bowls full of whale information, and some whale comedy for dessert. Save the Whales, founder, Maris Sidenstecker shows Sperm Whales under water, Sanctuary Cruises displays spectacular humpback whale visits to their boat, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary stars in a segment...
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Aug 18, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #380 of "Media Edge" (August 18-20): "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem" (21 minutes) Day 71: Join Ashira in Nazareth where she discovers how the Palestinian traditional dress (Thob) has disappeared from the culture there. Watch Ashira wearing the modern Nazareth Islamic dress, including the veil Hijab. See how people look and treat a veiled woman. Visit Kul Al Arab Newspaper and find out more about drugs and weapon problems that...
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Aug 11, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #379 of "Media Edge" (August 11-13): "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem" (21 minutes) Day 70: Join Ala' to the inside of Rachel's Tomb that was cut off of Bethlehem through the Wall of Separation and a passage with high walls that keep the Palestinians out. She enters after speaking Hebrew to the guards who only allow Israelis and tourists in. Women who have difficulties in their pregnancy go to Rachel's Tomb to get blessed because...
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Aug 4, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #378 of "Media Edge" (August 4-6): "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem" (21 minutes) Day 68: Sit in at Al Quds Radio in Gaza at a call-in program during which people tell their problems and philanthropists amongst the listeners help. To see this with her own eyes, Farah goes out to look at a case in which 10 people live in one room - their home for the past 20 years. Meet Abu Mohammad and Um Mohammad and meet their kids: this room...
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Jul 28, 2012
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #377 of "Media Edge" (July 28-30): A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE STONEY George Stoney passed away on July 12 at the age of 96. He was a prolific documentary filmmaker (including the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary "We Shall Overcome", "All My Babies", "The Uprising of '34" and "The Weavers: Wasn't that a Time"), educator, and "the father of public access TV." This week's episode of Media Edge is...
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Jul 14, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #375 of "Media Edge" (July 14-16): "Peak Moment" (26 minutes) Innovative farmer Joel Salatin says sustainable agriculture requires both perennials (like native grasses) and herbivores (like cattle) to build soil. Mimicking patterns from nature, this maverick Virginia farmer rotates cattle followed by chickens into short-term pasture enclosures, where their poop fertilizes the earth. His new book, "Folks, This Aint'...
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Jul 9, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #374 of "Media Edge" (July 9 - July 11): "An Evening With Naomi Tutu" (46.5 minutes) Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spoke in Sacramento in March at an event recorded by Media Edge. Tutu was educated in Swaziland, the US and England, and has divided her adult life between South Africa and the US. She has served as a development consultant in West Africa and a program coordinator for programs on Race and Gender and...
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Jun 30, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #373 of "Media Edge" (June 30 - July 2): "Daniel Ellsberg, PhD" (80 minutes) Daneil Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. Ellsberg spoke in...
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Jun 23, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Episode #372 of “Media Edge” (June 23-25) includes: "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) “Sharing really is going to save the world!” declares Janelle Orsi, author of "The Sharing Solution," noting that it’s fun, doesn’t require special skills -- and we can start now. She and Jennifer Kassan co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center to help people formalize collaborative structures like producer cooperatives, cohousing developments and tool lending libraries....
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Jun 2, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #369 of "Media Edge" (June 2-4): "PSR 2012 Scholarship Essay Contest Finals" (68 minutes) This year's Scholarship Essay Contest, sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, was recorded by a Media Edge crew on April 29 at the Dante Club in Sacramento. The winning essays were chosen from entries submitted by greater Sacramento area high school students that reacted to this year's prompt, based on the...
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May 26, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #368 of "Media Edge" (May 26-28): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 62: Diana visits the South Hebron Hills, where Susiya (an Israeli settlement) is located. Among these hills Diana meets a group of Israelis and foreigners from Ta’ayush Activists. They talk about how the settlers uprooted the Palestinians trees almost three times in the past two weeks. This group joins farmers near the Susiya settlement to...
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May 19, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #367 of "Media Edge" (May 19-21): "From a Silk Cocoon" (1 hour, 46 minutes) This film tells Dr. Satsuki Ina's family’s story of the tragic outcome resulting from the wartime hysteria and racial profiling that occurred during WW II in the name of "military necessity." The film is followed by a panel and Q & A that includes Dr. Ina, Harry Wang, MD (President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sacramento Chapter)...
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May 12, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #366 of "Media Edge" (May 12-14): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 61: Join Ashira and Yara for Friday prayers at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. They get dressed in prayer dresses before entering the holy site. The women pray at the Dome of the Rock, and the men at Al Aqsa. After the prayer, learn about the significance of these sites to Muslims worldwide. On the way out, Ashira and Yara run into a demonstration...
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May 5, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News MagazinenEpisode #365 of “Media Edge” (May 5-7):nn"Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes)nDay 60: If you are in the door of your house, you are in the West Bank. A step outside the door, you are in Jerusalem; an illegal infiltrator that will be arrested! Join Ashira in Anata where Sami, his family and his house are West Bankers by the decision of Israel and by the same decision the only entrance to their home is in Jerusalem. They are legal as...
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Apr 28, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #364 of "Media Edge" (April 28-30): "An Evening with Amy Goodman" (94 minutes) On January 13, 2012, Amy Goodman spoke to a capacity crowd of about 500 people at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento. She discussed the winds of change blowing across the globe, from Tahrir in Egypt to the Occupy Movement throughout the United States. Amy Goodman is a progressive broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative...
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Apr 21, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #363 of "Media Edge" (April 21-23): "An Evening With Naomi Tutu" (46.5 minutes) Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spoke in Sacramento in March at an event recorded by Media Edge. Tutu was educated in Swaziland, the US and England, and has divided her adult life between South Africa and the US. She has served as a development consultant in West Africa and a program coordinator for programs on Race and Gender and...
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Apr 17, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #362 of "Media Edge" (April 14-16): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 58: Get down underground on a tour of the tunnels that run under the old town of Jerusalem where Israel takes groups of tourists to push its version of history. Despite the fact that no real proof has been found of the existence of Solomon's Temple, the Temple Mount, see a mock dummy of the temple placed in the tunnel and used by tour guides to...
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Apr 7, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #361 of "Media Edge" (April 7-9): "Tax Dollars at War" (4 minutes) An excellent animated video, based on a radio interview about US military spending as a proportion of our national budget. "Peak Moment" (27 minutes) Undriving -- Changing the Way We Think. Be the first in your group to get your Undriver License -- it’s great fun! You pledge to reduce automobile use -- yours or others’. Seattle founder Julia Field’s...
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Media Edge
Mar 17, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #358 of "Media Edge" (March 17-19): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 55: Join Ashira and Cultureshoc, Palestine’s first Rock Rap Band, at Qalandia Checkpoint -- not for a concert but on a mission to bring some joy to the kids who work at the checkpoint to get a living. Meet the faces that you brush off on the checkpoint, hear their stories, and what they dream to become one day. See the joy on their faces when...
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Media Edge
Mar 17, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #358 of "Media Edge" (March 17-19): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 55: Join Ashira and Cultureshoc, Palestine’s first Rock Rap Band, at Qalandia Checkpoint -- not for a concert but on a mission to bring some joy to the kids who work at the checkpoint to get a living. Meet the faces that you brush off on the checkpoint, hear their stories, and what they dream to become one day. See the joy on their faces when...
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Mar 5, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #356 of "Media Edge" (March 3-5): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 54: Join Eman and Nagham in their tour to a number of the most famous archaeological sites in the Gaza Strip. Accompanied by a tour guide, they visited Tal Zo'rob in Rafah where excavations are carried out, it is a hill located in the highest area in the Gaza Strip...See what they found there! Saint Hilarion Monastery is another important site...
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Feb 25, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #355 of "Media Edge" (February 25-27): "PSR 8th Annual Dinner: Dr. Victor Sidel" (48 minutes) Dr. Victor Sidel was the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility on October 2, 2011. The title of his presentation was "PSR: Fifty Years of Concern for the Devastating Health Consequences of War". Dr. Sidel inspired the 170 people who attended the event as he spoke...
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Feb 11, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #353 of "Media Edge" (February 11-13): "An Evening with Amy Goodman" (94 minutes) On January 13, 2012, Amy Goodman spoke to a capacity crowd of about 500 people at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento. She discussed the winds of change blowing across the globe, from Tahrir in Egypt to the Occupy Movement throughout the United States.Amy Goodman is a progressive broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative...
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Media Edge
Jan 28, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #351 of "Media Edge" (January 28-30): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 51: Ashira joins her friend Bakrieyh on a tour to the Palestinian villages that were displaced in order to drive the Palestinians out of their homes and make way for Jewish immigrants in 1948. Today marks Israel’s Independent Day which is known to Palestinians as the Catastrophe; when the Palestine lost their country and Israel came to...
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Jan 21, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #350 of "Media Edge" (January 21-23): "Peak Moment" (26 minutes) This turbulent, troubled global economy is precisely what author Chris Martenson predicted in early 2010. He asserts that we can no longer look at the economy without factoring in the terminal decline of its master resource: oil. Martenson believes that, as "the generation that gets to deal with hitting up to resource limits," we first need a new cultural...
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Jan 14, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #349 of "Media Edge" (January 14-16): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 50: Join Yara in Aroura as she reports for Ajyal Radio station on the largest Musakhan dish (Palestine's National Dish) trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records. While talking to Ribhi on how Israel claims Palestinian dishes as their own, Yara discovers that he is the brother of Mashour Arouri who was killed 34 years ago and his body...
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Jan 7, 2012 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #348 of "Media Edge" (January 7-9): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) "I have a ball preserving food with my friends!" And at the same time, author Kathy Harrison is making sure her kids can eat if storms knock out power or roads. She gives practical tips on storing food without getting overwhelmed. She looks at dehydrating, canning, and root cellaring; finding and preserving local food, and buying food at discount. For Kathy,...
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Dec 31, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #347 of "Media Edge" (December 31 - January 2): "A Community Debate -- Achieving a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine: Is the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Campaign a Help or Hindrance?" (1 hour, 46 minutes) Recorded in Davis, California in 2010 by a Media Edge crew, this debate was sponsored by the Davis Peace Coalition and features:n(1) Omar Barghouti, an independent Palestinian researcher, commentator, human rights...
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Dec 17, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #345 of "Media Edge" (December 17-19): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) Local Investing Made Easy -- We’re "keeping money flowing locally so we’re more prosperous as a community," says James Frazier, co-founder of the Local Investment Opportunities Network (LION) in Port Townsend, Washington. LION is a clearinghouse between business owners like Matthew Day and potential investors like Kees Kolff. A business owner presents an...
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Media Edge
Nov 26, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #342 of "Media Edge" (November 26-28): "Daniel Ellsberg, PhD" (80 minutes) Daneil Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. Ellsberg spoke in...
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Media Edge
Nov 19, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #341 of "Media Edge" (November 19-21): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 44: Yara goes down to Al Manara in Ramallah where many foreigners and Palestinians are holding a vigil in protest of the Israeli military law. Meet them and hear what they have to say including Mustafa Barghouti. In Gaza Nagham heads early morning to meet the fishermen as they get to shore. Why is it easy to bring back shrimp but not large...
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Nov 5, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #339 of "Media Edge" (November 5-7): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 42: This film, by chance, is all about great fun in Ramallah and Gaza. Egyptian Singer Amr Mostafa is in Ramallah and Diana takes you to the concert but not before catching him for a fast chat in the lobby of the hotel. Diana makes it early to the concert and makes Nadine, who is presenting Amr at the concert, sing and when you hear her you...
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Oct 29, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #338 of "Media Edge" (October 29-31): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) "Is the world a better place because you were born?" asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures who enrich their habitat with the current "dominant culture destroying everything." He explores how industrial civilization is inherently violent, turning people into objects and the earth into stuff. "Sleepless in...
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Oct 22, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #337 of "Media Edge" (October 22-24): "PSR 7th Annual Dinner: Norman Solomon" (48 minutes) Norman Solomon was the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility on November 7, 2010. The title of his presentation was "The Cost of War and the Potential for Peace." An independent journalist, Mr. Solomon has spent much of his life working for peace and social justice...
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Oct 15, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Episode #336 of “Media Edge” (October 15-17): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes “My own reaction seemed so crazy to me,” says psychologist Kathy McMahon of her response to Peak Oil. Wondering if she was the only “wacko”, she started the Peak Oil Blues blog to explore her own and readers’ responses. As the “Peak Shrink,” Kathy formulated a delightfully tongue-in-cheek “PanglossiannDisorder” — an unrealistic optimism about the future. "Sleepless in Gaza...and...
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Oct 1, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #334 of "Media Edge" (October 1-3): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) Embarrassed by her middle class affluence after a visit to Guatemala, Dee Williams grabbed her hammer, built a tiny house on wheels, downsized to less than 400 possessions, and parked her house in a friend’s yard. Her living arrangement then blossomed into a multi-generational family / community. Dee shows us her warm and comfy 7×12 foot house, how she meets city...
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Sep 24, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #333 of "Media Edge" (September 24-26): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 36: Why would a Palestinian need a special permit to go from his home on the West Bank to adjacent land on the West Bank-- a trip that takes half an hour? How come a whole village can only come out and in on certain hours? If people and vehicles need special permits what about a donkey? Join Ashira,nSusan and Aleix to the villages of Ras...
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Sep 10, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #331 of "Media Edge" (September 10-12): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) Turn a century-old Seattle house into an efficient, energy-producing home using repurposed materials. Owner-builder Jim Bristow’s creativity extends to reclaiming dead spaces, jacketing his house with exterior insulation, and modernizing the kitchen with sleek previously used cabinetry and low-power LED lights. But he’s not stopping there. Along with maintaining...
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Sep 3, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #330 of "Media Edge" (September 3-5): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) Need a tool for a few days? Don’t have it? Neighbor doesn’t have it? Borrow it from your neighborhood tool library! No tool library? Check out Portland, where several neighborhoods have started successful tool libraries just in the last few years. Organizers Tom Thompson, Karen Tarnow and Stephen Couchendiscuss how they got started, stories of community generosity,...
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Aug 27, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #329 of "Media Edge" (August 27-29): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) More than a community garden, this sharing garden provides fresh produce for all who’ve contributed to it, with surplus going to the local food bank. Coordinators Chris Burns and Llyn Peabody note that with one large plot rather than separate plots, Alpine Sharing Garden enables more efficient food production — from watering to optimizing for pollinators. They share...
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Aug 13, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #327 of "Media Edge" (August 13-15): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 30: Ashira drives to the village of Sakhnin, considered as the main venue for the commemoration of Land Day every year, today, as a protest against land confiscation by Israel. Palestinians mark Land Day worldwide. Meet Arab Knesset members Jamal Zahalka and Ahmed Teebi to find out what they have to say about the rights of non-Jewish citizens...
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Aug 6, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #326 of "Media Edge" (August 6-8): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 29: Abbas Zaki, a senior leader in Fateh, the largest Palestinian political movement, has been arrested by Israeli police while in a non-violent demonstration demanding freedom of worship and movement for Christian Palestinians who have been banned from entering Jerusalem to attend Easter prayers. Ashira joins a Fateh crowd in Ramallah protesting...
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Jul 30, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #325 of "Media Edge" (July 30-August 1): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 28: Ashira joins Ala' in Palm Sunday celebrations. Craig & Cindy join them in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where the Greek Orthodox were celebrating and then the two girls go up the Mount of Olives where the Catholics are joined by all denominations for the parade of palm & olive branches. In Gaza, Nagham takes her mom...
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Jul 23, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #324 of "Media Edge" (July 23-25): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 26: Join Nagham at a Hamas demonstration packed with green flags, slogans and chanting. The demonstration held in support of Jerusalem was an only-Hamas event with no participation of other parties and movements. On the way back Nagham stops for a short visit with Farah at her home and the two sit to chat in the garden. "Sleepless in...
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Jul 11, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #323 of "Media Edge" (July 16-18): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 24: Ashira meet a man who got shot by settlers in the thigh and knee after he asked them why they were beating on kids. Nagham gets a shock while working on a story on the effect of electricity cut-offs on Gaza hospitals when a woman dies before her own eyes. "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 25: Did King David walk...
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Media Edge
Jul 9, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #322 of "Media Edge" (July 9-11): "The Angola 3: Black Panthers and the Last Slave Plantation" (1 hour, 48 minutes) The gripping story of Robert King, Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, men who have endured solitary confinement longer than any known living prisoner in the United States. Politicized through contact with the Black Panther Party while inside Louisiana’s prisons, they formed one of the only prison Panther chapters in...
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Jul 2, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #321 of "Media Edge" (July 2-4): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 23: Ashira has chores to do: renew car registration and at last go get a doctor's check. Nagham in Gaza shows us how what war broke, such as glass ornolive trees, are used to make fantastic products! Check out the Gaza Industrial Exhibition. "The 800 Mile Wall" (89 minutes) The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of the new border...
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Jun 25, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #320 of "Media Edge" (June 25-27): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 22: Did you know that Israel takes the Palestinian water and re-sells it to them? Join Ashira today at International Water Day and listen to her friend Nevine sing a song for water. Did you know that some people in Gaza live in mud houses built for them by UNRWA, the UN refugee agency? Go visit a family in a mud house with Nagham. "Living In...
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Jun 18, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #319 of "Media Edge" (June 18-20): "From a Silk Cocoon" (1 hour, 46 minutes) This film tells Dr. Satsuki Ina's family’s story of the tragic outcome resulting from the wartime hysteria and racial profiling that occurred during WW II in the name of "military necessity." The film is followed by a panel and Q & A that includes Dr. Ina, Harry Wang, MD (President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sacramento Chapter)...
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Media Edge
Jun 11, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #318 of "Media Edge" (June 11-13): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 20: Join Ashira at Al Quds University of 12,000 students and which sits right outside the wall surrounding Jerusalem. Ashira and Jalal take us to the Prisoners' Museum at the university which brings memories of her own experience with detention. Nagham spends the day with the children of Beit Hanoun in an area sandwiched between Majdal and...
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Jun 4, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #317 of "Media Edge" (June 4-6): "PSR 2011 Scholarship Essay Contest Finals" (76 minutes) This year's Scholarship Essay Contest, sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, was recorded by a Media Edge crew on May 1 at the Dante Club in Sacramento. The winning essays were chosen from entries submitted by greater Sacramento area high school students that reacted to this year's prompt, based on a quote...
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May 28, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #316 of "Media Edge" (May 28-30): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 18: Ashira had heard a lot about Colonel Bahieh, a military physiotherapist, so she used the excuse of Diana's knee troubles to chat up the veteran survivor of Sabra and Chatilla camps massacre. Ashira badly wanted to meet the doctor to discuss her hair. In Gaza, Nagham goes to visit people in desperation after their homes were destroyed....
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May 21, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #315 of "Media Edge" (May 21-23): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) What we eat is destroying both our bodies and the planet, according to author Lierre Keith, a recovering twenty-year vegan. While she passionately opposes factory farming of animals, she maintains that humans require nutrient-dense animal foods for good health. A grain-based diet is the basis for degenerative diseases we take for granted (diabetes, cancer, heart disease) -...
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May 7, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #313 of "Media Edge" (May 7-9): "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) Reclaiming Childbirth: Why does industrial culture consider this natural event a medical problem? People in the radical birth movement want to broaden the conversation about options for families giving birth. Squat Birth Journal co-editors Jaydee Sperry, Meghan Guthrie, and Danny Scar want families to know they can choose birth processes in which they develop ongoing...
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Apr 30, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #312 of "Media Edge" (April 30-May 2): "A Community Debate -- Achieving a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine: Is the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Campaign a Help or Hindrance?" (1 hour, 46 minutes) Recorded last year in Davis, California by a Media Edge crew, this debate was sponsored by the Davis Peace Coalition and features:n(1) Omar Barghouti, an independent Palestinian researcher, commentator, human rights activist,...
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Apr 23, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #311 of "Media Edge" (April 23-25): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 12: Nagham and Berlanty join the crowds in lighting 1000 candles symbolizing 1000 days on Gaza under siege. Meet Jamal Khudari of the Committee against the siege as well as Italian hospital worker Vittorio Arrigoni who tells his perspective on what it was like during Israel’s war on Gaza. Lana Shahin, a well-known TV journalist based in Gaza...
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Apr 16, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #310 of "Media Edge" (April 16-18): "Never Again for Anyone" (92 minutes) Speaking to a capacity crowd during his visit to Sacramento on February 16, Dr. Hajo Meyer shared the lesson of his experience in Auschwitz. Dr. Meyer was joined by UC Berkeley professor, Dr. Hatem Bazian, chairman of the American Muslims for Palestine. In the face of the on-going ethnic cleansing of Palestine, attacks and persecution of Muslim and Arab...
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Apr 9, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #309 of "Media Edge" (April 9-11): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 10: Ashira covers a press conference by the Palestinian Opposition, demanding that President Mahmoud Abbas does not go back to negotiations with Israel unless Israel stops building of settlements in Jerusalem. Ashira meets with Bassam Salhi, Secretary General of the People’s Party and Abdel Rahim Malouh, Deputy Secretary General of the PFLP. In...
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Apr 2, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #308 of "Media Edge" (April 2-4): "Lies, Misreporting and Catastrophes in the Middle East" (98 minutes) Robert Fisk, the best-selling author and provocative journalist, spoke to a packed auditorium on the campus of Sacramento State University on September 20, 2010. His presentation, followed by a questions-and-answers period with the audience, was recorded by a Media Edge crew. This event was sponsored by the CSUS Middle East...
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Mar 26, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #307 of "Media Edge" (March 26-28): ""Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 8: Ala' goes to Ramallah, the most lively city in Palestine, for grocery shopping. Goods are cheaper and the city is enjoyable. Go buy fresh bread from the bakery and check out the vegetables. Nagham heads to the French Cultural Center’s art gallery to see an exhibition for Gazan artist Mohamad Harb. She also meets with Jean Mathiot, the...
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Mar 19, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #306 of "Media Edge" (March 19-21): "Sleepless in Gaza...and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 7: Ashira covers a non-violent protest in Sheikh Jarrah's district of Jerusalem with Palestinians, peace activists and Israelis in the march. Nagham looks for people collecting pebbles and stones to build their destroyed homes after construction material became expensive. Meet "General," the working Horse who was smuggled through a...
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Mar 12, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #305 of "Media Edge" (March 12-14): n"Never Again for Anyone" (92 minutes) Speaking to a capacity crowd during his visit to Sacramento on February 16, Dr. Hajo Meyer shared the lesson of his experience in Auschwitz. Dr. Meyer was joined by UC Berkeley professor, Dr. Hatem Bazian, chairman of the American Muslims for Palestine. In the face of the on-going ethnic cleansing of Palestine, attacks and persecution of Muslim and Arab...
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Mar 1, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #303 of "Media Edge" (February 26 - 28) "Celebration with the Egyptian People and Vigil for the Martyrs of the Revolution" (11 minutes) As Tahrir Square exploded into a celebration of the amazing success of the Egyptian Revolution, a group gathered in Sacramento to express both their delight with the successful protests and their respect for the martyrs of of the revolution. "Focus on the Middle East" (41 minutes)...
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Feb 5, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 300 (February 5-7) Segment 1: "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem -- Episode 4" (26 minutes) nDay 4: At his request Ashira takes Mohamed Diab, the lead singer in Al Ashekeen Group, on a visit to late President Yasser Arafat’s Mausoleum. On the way he sings the famous song "From Acre Prison, there came out a funeral." At the Mausoleum it was a very emotional time for Mohamed, born in Syria, and who had never been to Palestine in...
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Jan 29, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #298 "Lies, Misreporting and Catastrophes in the Middle East" (98 minutes) Robert Fisk, the best-selling author and provocative journalist, spoke to a packed auditorium on the campus of Sacramento State University on September 20, 2010. His presentation, followed by an extensive questions-and-answers period with the audience, was recorded in full by a Media Edge crew. This event was sponsored by the CSUS Middle East Cultural Association,...
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Jan 15, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #297 "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem -- Episode 3" (26 minutes) Day 3: Ashira is working with her client Diana Alzeer of The Palestine Network on videos taken during the network’s founding conference in Bethlehem. Watch Ramzi Khoury speak about the network at the opening session and Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna whose address on Jerusalem brought tears to the eyes of the conference! March 3, 2010: At the end Ashira discovers from...
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Jan 8, 2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 296 (January 8-10) Segment 1: "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) Day 2: Ashira goes to Hakawati Theatre in Jerusalem where actors are training for the next play: From Jerusalem with Love, Naji! Ashira & Ala’ then visit the photo exhibition of Mia Gondahl on photos from Gaza! Watch her great photos! Nagham in Gaza is the translator at a workshop by Director Mauric Jackebson training Palestinians on how to film for...
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2011 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 295n(January 1-3) Segment 1: "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem" (26 minutes) "Sleepless in Gaza... and Jerusalem" is a video diary of young Palestinian women, Muslim and Christian, living in Gaza, Jerusalem and the rest of The West Bank. These videos show the real life of Palestinians living under occupation. This series covers a three month segment of life and its diverse reality in this troubled area. In this initial episode,...
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Dec 25, 2010 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 294 (December 25-27) Segment 1: "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) The last thing "Dr. Doom" Bob Hamlin expected was citizens offering to help his county Emergency Management Department. But when Deborah Stinson from Port Townsend’s Local 20/20 came to Bob’s office after Hurricane Katrina, they formed a partnership. Citizens are organizing and educating neighborhoods to be more self-reliant in emergencies. And they’re at the table...
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Dec 18, 2010 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 293 (December 18-20) Segment 1 -- "PSR 7th Annual Dinner: Norman Solomon" Norman Solomon was the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Dinner of the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility on November 7, 2010. The title of his presentation was "The Cost of War and the Potential for Peace." An independent journalist, Mr. Solomon has spent much of his life working for peace and social justice and has been described by...
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Dec 11, 2010 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode #292 of "Media Edge" (December 11 - 13): "Focus on the Middle East" (29 minutes) CSU-Sacramento Sociology professor Ayad Al Qazazz talks with Norman Solomon, in a one-on-one conversation with the author, journalist, and founder/president of the Institute for Public Accuracy. "Against the Wall" (60.5 minutes) Shachaf Polakow, an Israeli activist and member of Anarchists Against The Wall, has worked intensively for nearly...
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Dec 4, 2010 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News MagazinenEpisode #291 of “Media Edge” (December 4 - 6):nn"Peak Moment." (28 minutes)n“Get rid of Wall Street!” says David C. Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy and The Great Turning. Wall Street is about phantom wealth -- real wealth is about happy, healthy families, local living economies in balance with Earth’s resources, and caring, resilient communities that provide life’s basics, like food, shelter, and education. To do that, we must...
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Nov 13, 2010 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 288(November 13-15) Segment 1: "Peak Moment" (28 minutes) Four years ago, Scott McGuire asked how much food can I grow in my back yard to feed my family? In this episode, we learn the results, and that food supply is not an individual project -- it takes a community to feed one another. Scott’s garden later became a CSA (community-supported agriculture) for eight families. Scott is a co-creative gardener -- he asks the plants where they...
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Oct 31, 2010 Randy VanDalsen
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Public Affairs Video News Magazine Episode 286 (October 30 - November 1) Segment 1: "Focus on the Middle East" (51 minutes) CSU-Sacramento Sociology professor Ayad Al Qazazz talks with Robert Fisk, in a wide-ranging one-on-one conversation with the author, journalist, and widely-recognized expert on the situation on the ground in the Middle East. Segment 2: "Rethink Afghanistan" (61 minutes) At a time when the United States faces a damaged reputation abroad and an economic...
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